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Malt, hops, barley– when these ingredients come together they make a splendid, refreshing beverage that can be enjoyed on a hot summer day – we’re talking about beer of course! Sure, beer is enjoyable all year long, but there’s something about sipping on an ice cold one in these hot and humid midwestern summers. Doesn’t a cold brew sound refreshing right about now?

With the high temperatures surpassing 90 degrees now through August, there’s no denying our summers are scorchers. Luckily for you, all of us at Overland know how you can get some relief from the hot weather: cool down this summer with a brewery tour in Kansas City!

Did you know that Kansas City is home to some incredible, locally owned breweries? In fact, Kansas City has become one of the fastest-growing destinations to enjoy craft-beers, something that not only helps our tourism here in Kansas City but also helps support our neighbors’ local businesses – something that Overland feels extremely passionate about.

If you’ve never gone on a brewery tour in Kansas City then you’re missing out; there are many breweries right in our own backyard that offer some delicious and unique beers to sample! Below are some of our favorite local breweries:

Boulevard Brewing Co.

This brewery making our list probably comes as no shock to you considering it’s one of KC’s largest and oldest breweries. Boulevard Brewing Company was founded in 1989 by John McDonald. Located on Southwest Boulevard, Boulevard Brewing Company offers public tours for just $5.00 with free tours on Wednesdays! Whether you’re sipping (or chugging – we won’t judge) one of their popular pale ales, a beer from their smokestack series, or something seasonal, they have a flavor for everyone. They even offer a “Smokestack Tour & Tasting” where you can enjoy a guided brewery tour with food pairings!

Kansas City Bier Company

Are you a fan of German beer? If so then Kansas City Bier Company is a must-see brewery on your tour! Kansas City Bier Company was founded in 2013 by Steve Holle who studied abroad in Germany. Inspired by the rich flavors and freshness of ales and lagers in Germany, guests who visit Kansas City Bier Company will experience the authentic taste of German biers that are made with imported hops and malts. While we can’t properly pronounce each bier on their menu, we can promise they’re delicious! Visit their tasting room to sample their authentic brews and indulge in German snacks like Bavarian pretzels and Weisswurst (say that 10 times fast!).

Strange Days Brewing Company

Want to visit a unique brewery right in the heart of River Market? Strange Days Brewing Company is just that – a new brewery with an eclectic vibe. Offering brews inspired by Germany and Belgium, they also serve beers with local flavors. Their beer menu rotates often so you’ll always get to experience a new brew, something we admire.

Torn Label Brewing Company

Founded by beer lovers, Torn Label Brewing Company puts an emphasis on American craft beer while still offering Belgian and German beers. With some fun names for their brews–Cosmic Cowboy, Magic Magic, etc.–Torn Label Brewing Company is a must-see brewery in the heart of The Crossroads Arts District!

 

Any of the breweries above make perfect stops on your tour. For a full list of local breweries, click here.

With so many breweries to taste test and Kansas City becoming a craft-beer hotspot, we hope you’ll experience a brewery tour this summer to help cool down. Chauffeured transportation service makes brewery tours even more enjoyable! If you’d like to book a brewery tour, contact Overland at (913) 381-3504 or send us a message. Our team of event planners will help you plan the perfect day full of sampling hand-crafted beers and will help you select the perfect vehicle to suit your needs. The best part of planning a brewery tour through Overland? Our chauffeured transportation service will get you home safely following your tour so you can enjoy as many samples as you’d like without having to worry about selecting a designated driver from your group – let us be your DD!

Do you prefer wine to beer? No problem – we also offer customizable winery tours! There are some wonderful wineries in the Greater Kansas City Area and we’d be happy to assist you with planning your ideal tour! Our team of event planners will coordinate each stop along the way while your professional and reliable chauffeur will be your designated driver during your tour, ensuring you make it home safely following your day/evening of wine tastings. Book your winery tour today!